Karla the Dog: Island of Mysterious Wonders

Here are optional questions and information that you can ask or talk about with the listener. This will enhance their understanding and encourage conversation and learning between the reader and the listener

Parts of the book:

Hand the child of the book. Teach them the 3 different parts.

  • Front cover
  • Back cover
  • Spine

Front Cover Information

  • What tells us what the book is about on the front cover? (The Title)
  • Who writes the words in the book? (The Author)
  • Who draws the pictures in the book? (The Illustrator)
  • Let’s look at the front cover. What do you think the book is about by looking at the pictures? (prediction question) optional responses: (a dog, eyes, trees, paper, flowers, naming different colors)

Page 4 

  • Who is Karla thinking about? (The Day Octopus)
  • What color are the flowers? (purple, orange, red, blue)

Page 5

  • What letters do you see on the page? (E, F)
  • What is fuel? (gas)

Page 6

  • What does CQ have in her hand? (a map)
  • How do you think Karla feels about the map? (happy, excited, overjoyed)
  • What shapes do you see on the map? (square, rectangle, circle, diamond)

Page 7 

  • What number is used for first? (1)
  • What do you think Karla will see on her adventure? (open response)
  • How do you think Karla feels about her upcoming adventure? (happy, excited, overjoyed)

Page 8

  • What color is the grass? (green)
  • What do you think made the growling sound? (a tiger)
  • What shape do you see? (triangle)
  • What color is the shape? (red)

Page 9

  • What is Tim? (a tiger)
  • How does Tim feel? (sad, burdened, angry, lonely)
  • What does lonely mean? (to be by yourself)

Page 10

  • What does Karla need help with? (finding fuel for her boat)
  • Does Tim agree to help Karla on her adventure? (yes)
  • What does Tim need help with? (making new friends)

Page 11

  • What number is used for second? (2)
  • When do you use a question? (when you want to find out a answer)
  • What WH words did Karla tell Tim to use? (who, what, where, when, why)

Page 12

  • Where are the frogs? (in the pond, in the water)
  • What shape do you see? (circle)
  • What color is the shape? (red)
  • Where are Karla and Tim walking to? (the pond, the water)

Page 13

  • Who is Tim talking to? (the frog)
  • What does Tim ask the frog? (What are you? What are you sitting on?)
  • Which WH word does Tim use? (what)
  • Do you think Tim is nervous? (optional answer)

Page 14

  • How many frogs do you see? (3)
  • What is the frog eating? (a fly)
  • What are the frogs sitting on? (lily pads)
  • How many flowers do you see? (3)

Page 15

  • How does Karla feel about Tim asking a question? (happy, excited, elated)
  • Why are they using a map? (to find fuel)

Page 16

  • What does Tim ask Karla? (if she is hungry)
  • What will they look for at their next stop? (food)
  • Who do you think they will meet? (open answers)

Page 17

  • What shape do you see? (rectangle)
  • What color is the shape? (yellow)
  • Are you looking at Tim’s back or his face? (his back)
  • What is Tim looking at? (water, waterfall)
  • What number is used for third? (3)

Page 18

  • What is a waterfall? (when water falls from a very high place and continues to flow downstream)
  • What does scurry mean? (to run away)
  • Why type of animals do you think are scurrying away? (rabbits)

Page 19

  • What does Tim ask the rabbits to share? (carrots)
  • Which WH word does Tim use? (why)
  • What does approach mean? (to walk up on)

Page 20

  • How many rabbits do you see? (5)
  • How do you think the rabbits feel? (scared, frightened, anxious)
  • Why is Tim hungry? (because he has been walking a lot with Karla)

Page 21

  • Do the rabbits share the carrots with Tim and Karla? (yes)
  • What is Karla looking at? (the map)
  • How many carrots do you see? (10)

Page 22

  • What animals do Tim and Karla meet? (monkeys)
  • What are they doing? (swinging/hanging from trees/branches)
  • What shape do you see? (square)
  • What color is the shape? (blue)
  • How many monkey’s do you see? (7)

Page 23

  • Where are all the animals going? (to find fuel)
  • How many animals do you see all together? (9)
  • What letter do you see in black? (x)
  • What do you think is next to the X? (open answers, a house)

Page 24

  • Who is sitting on the porch? (a man)
  • Why do you think the man is sitting on the porch? (open answers)
  • Which WH word does Tim use? (what)

Page 25

  • What does Long-Haired Sam have that Karla and the monkey’s need? (fuel)
  • Does Long-Haired Sam help all the new friends? (yes)
  • What angers Long-Haired Sam? (when others take his fuel without asking)

Page 26

  • What is a habitat? (a place where animals live)
  • Where do you think the monkey’s are going with the fuel? (open answers)
  • What do you think the monkey’s will do with the fuel? (open answers)

Page 27

  • What does Long-Haired Sam give Karla? (an envelope)
  • Who lives on a farm? (Long-Haired Sam’s friend)
  • How does Long-Haired Sam feel about his envelope being delivered? (happy)

Page 28

  • Who did Karla and Tim meet along the way? (rabbits, monkeys, frogs)
  • What types of shapes did they see along the way? (rectangle, square, circle, diamond)
  • What do you think Karla and Tim will do when they reach CQ? (Open answers)

Page 29

  • What is CQ doing? (pouring the fuel in the boat)
  • What does Tim say is a great way to start a conversation? (asking questions)
  • What do you think Karla and Tim will do when they see each other again? (open answer)

Page 30

  • What does Karla tell CQ? (about her adventure on the island)
  • What does Karla tell CQ they have to do? (deliver a envelope)

Page 31

  • What is in Karla’s paw? (Farmer Bills envelope)
  • What do you think Karla and CQ will see on their way to Farmer Bill and his farm? (open answers)

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What did you like least about the book?

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